LPG tanker struck chem tanker, massive chemical spill

LPG tanker on arrival at Port Anchorage in East China sea struck by its’ bullbose nose anchored tanker stb in front of superstructure, breaching cargo tank. Tank was loaded with basic component for producing machines lubricant, part or all of tank’s cargo poured into the sea. Tanker is to be moved ship repair yard.

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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.